Tamara Dever is the founder of TLC Graphics, an award-winning book design and author services firm providing customized support to small and indy publishers with big dreams worldwide. She is passionate about helping authors unleash their passions and realize their dreams. Tamara also mentors aspiring designers, writes for trade publications, and presents classes on book design and self-publishing across the country She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their two children, two dogs, and a horse.
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